Virginia Highlands Community College offers transfer programs that lead to an Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree. These programs are designed for students interested in completing the first half of a bachelor’s degree at VHCC and then transferring to a four-year institution.
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Types of Agreements
An articulation agreement is a formal statement describing how specific courses within a degree will transfer into a senior institution. Articulation does not guarantee admission to a senior institution.
Guaranteed Admission Agreements
Guaranteed Admission Agreements further facilitate transfer to four year schools. Students will be guaranteed entrance to specific institutions providing they meet the criteria as established in each institution's agreement for:
The Virginia Community College System has Guaranteed Admission Agreements with a number of four-year Virginia colleges and universities.
Admission to a college or university does not guarantee admission to a program, major, minor, or concentration. Students should work closely with their transfer institution of choice while working towards the A.A.&S. degree.
Students who entered a Virginia community college in 2007 or in subsequent years may be eligible to receive up to receive up to $2,000 annually when transferring to a four-year institution. To qualify, students must complete an Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree with a 3.0 grade point average and meet financial eligibility requirements. The grant will be applied to tuition expenses at a public or private four-year Virginia college or university. The grant provides $1,000 for all eligible students, with an extra $1,000 for students who pursue undergraduate work in engineering, math, technology, teaching or science.
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